Well i never said i wanted to get them because John Spriggs wears them, i was just curious as to what boots he wears. The reason I am interested in the Ace of Spades is because they are very similar design to a pair of boots I tried on and the reviews have proven to be very positive. I have been to a bootfitter and as I have said multiple times, The boots they had in stock are not suitable for my type of skiing and secondly I can't afford to buy an overpriced pair of boots. I agree with you 100%, As long as the boot works for you then who cares what people say or who uses it. But seeing as I haven't had a chance to try them on and wont be able to, I am digging for some helpful information about the Ace of Spades, which some people have given me and helped me considerably.